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The Adventurer (I) (1917)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  22 October 1917 (USA)
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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22 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aventurero  »

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Trivia

Director and serious film buff Alexander Payne paid to have this Chaplin short restored and shown at the Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy in 2013, where he also introduced it. See more »

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When the Tramp first appears in the sand, the policeman's rifle is resting on the ground, pointing at him. In the next long shot, the rifle is in the policeman's lap. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [closing title card] The prison guard is also being entertained.
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The one with the lampshade
9 May 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

Not all the early Chaplin films are classics, but this one is. The best bits are the chasing scenes, especially at the beginning (Charlie escaping from prison) and in the middle. The way Chaplin makes excellent and varying use of a humble lampshade should put many modern filmmakers with their inflated budgets to shame.


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